Mayfair Fall Festival set for this weekend


Re­pub­lic Bank and the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion are co-spon­sor­ing the May­fair Fall Fest­iv­al and Farm­ers Mar­ket Pre­view this Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the 3500 block of Ry­an Ave., near the in­ter­sec­tion of Frank­ford and Cottman av­en­ues.

The day will fea­ture farm fresh pro­duce, honey and beeswax candles, or­gan­ic soaps and body products, homemade pasta sauce, flowers, fresh ba­gels, gour­met dog treats, baked goods and craft beers.

Vendors in­clude Stern Farms, Wild Flour Bakery, Mill Creek Api­ary, Philly Dog Bis­cuit Com­pany, 5 Sis­ters Pasta Sauces, Stan’s Health Foods, May­fair Shop N Bag, Grey Lodge Pub, Tor­res­dale Flowers and Philly Mo­bile Food As­so­ci­ation’s spe­cialty food trucks.

Activ­it­ies will in­clude face paint­ing, wa­ter ice and the live mu­sic of the Fath­er Judge Jazz Band, Mike Bren­ner and Tri­cia Paf­fen and Nick Gi­an­netti.

An­oth­er fall fest­iv­al and farm­ers mar­ket pre­view will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14.

In oth­er news from the Sept. 12 May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation meet­ing:

• The 42nd an­nu­al Steuben Parade will take place this Sat­urday, be­gin­ning at noon.

Ger­man-Amer­ic­ans will cel­eb­rate their cul­ture and her­it­age by march­ing south on Frank­ford Av­en­ue, from Rhawn Street to St. Vin­cent Street, start­ing at noon.

Sev­er­al busi­ness own­ers do not care for the parade, since the av­en­ue is shut down on a Sat­urday. They’ll ask or­gan­izers to change the parade to a Sunday next year.

• The May­fair-Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade is set for Sunday, Nov. 18.

The theme is Neigh­bor­hood Unity. The grand mar­shals will be the pres­id­ents of loc­al civic as­so­ci­ations: Joe De­Fe­lice (May­fair), Mary Be­nussi (Ta­cony) and Rich Frizell (Holmes­burg). The rain date is Nov. 25. ••End­Frag­ment 

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